Seeing is Wordless
March 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
I find words troublesome – often – which is probably why I am much more comfortable with what I see … that which was dubbed my “vivid imagination”. The thing is, it’s not imagination. It Is what I see.
So why am I troubled with words? Words define things. They put things and people ‘in their place’. But, what ‘place’ are we meant to be in? The one others see fit to define us as/in or the core of our own being? That which has no … ‘place’?
One of the very first insights of the Tao Te Ching is that The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao and as Byron Katie so simply points out in her understanding of it in A Thousand Names For Joy, “You can’t express reality in words. … Once anything is named, it’s no longer eternal. “Eternal” means free, without limit, without a position in time or space, lived without obstacle.”
She adds. “Before you name anything, the world has no things in it, no meaning. There’s nothing but peace in a wordless, questionless world. It’s the space where everything is already answered, in joyful silence.”
and yet, we need words … words fill the spaces in our lives … words comfort us like a blanket when we don’t understand. And yet, when I let go and See … well, there are no words.
loving what is. stay in touch. G!
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